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September 2019

Webinar – Grant Writing as a Funding Resource (SBIR/STTR Programs)

Sep 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This webinar will present a brief overview of funding resources – SBIR/STTR Programs.  We will also cover best practices in developing a skillset for grant writing, how to avoid pitfalls of grant writing and resources to develop grants. Grant writing is skill that can be learned! Grant funding provides a non-dilutive funding option for early stage technologies. With limited resources, startups bootstrap to maximize their resources.  Federal grants can serve as great resource for financial help and access to other commercialization resources…

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Webinar – New Client Orientation

Sep 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

This webinar orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all about what the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has to offer and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation and training seminars. We offer the New Client Orientation free of charge to all new clients. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – What Are You Waiting For? Go Global!

Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Learn why small business owners should consider exporting goods and services from the U.S. as a way to grow their business. The following topics will be highlighted: - Why go global? - the myths and opportunities - Identify indicators for your global market success - Understanding cultural differences - Sources of international marketing data - Consider partners for exporting REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Tips for Importing into the U.S.

Sep 18 @ 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Free

Learn tips for importing into the U.S.  Do you want to start or expand an import business?  It’s important to follow all laws and regulations to avoid an import business nightmare. The following will be covered: - Do I need an import license? - What are the necessary documents? - How to classify the merchandise - What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)? - How can a licensed customs broker help your business? - What is the role of the…

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Webinar – Laws Across Borders: Legal Issues in International Transactions

Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will teach small businesses how to identify legal issues in international transactions. Attendees will learn commercial laws affecting cross-border deals; determining which law applies-domestic, foreign or international; liability and risk-shifting techniques; and strategies for resolving cross-border conflict and disputes without resorting to litigation. REGISTER NOW

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Learn to Manage Commercial Business Risks – Insurance Options and More

Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
Free

Come ready to learn how to manage potential business risks using commercial business insurance options and more for new and existing businesses. o   Learn Different Policy Types to Consider – Need to Have versus Nice to Have o   Learn How to Evaluate Policy Options o   Feel Free to Ask Questions   REGISTER NOW

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How to Start Your Business

Sep 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
Free

Learn to start, run and grow your business. This workshop covers critical topics such as business development, market research, business entities and so much more. Don’t waste another minute, join us in learning how to bring your entrepreneurial idea to life. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Protecting the Company’s “Secret Sauce”: Trade Secret Basics

Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will teach small business owners how to protect the company’s inventions, ideas and secrets. Attendees will learn the basics of trade secret law; the kinds of information that can be protected as a trade secret; confidentiality requirements; ownership issues; how to avoid losing trade secret protection; and how to avoid violating the trade secret rights of others. REGISTER NOW

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October 2019

Webinar – Choosing the Business Entity – Your New Business or Time for a Change

Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Take a break during your lunch and join this 5-week webinar series for a financial journey to learn: o   (10/2) Choosing the Business Entity – Your New Business or Time for a Change o   (10/9) Startup Activities – A Financial Perspective o   (10/16) Managing the Business Finances o   (10/23) Financial Tools and Reports o   (10/30) Understanding the Story Behind the Numbers and Potential Red Flags     Webinar - Choosing the Business Entity – Your New Business or Time for…

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Redes Sociales para su negocio

Oct 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
West Valley Work Source Center, 9207 Eton Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 United States
Free

Este es un taller básico en español para aprender sobre cuáles son las redes sociales correctas para su negocio y la terminología común.   REGISTRESE ACA

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Webinar – Meetings, Minutes and Motions: Preparing Corporate Documents

Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will teach business owners of corporations and LLCs how to prepare basic corporate documents, such as statements of information; sending notices and holding director and shareholder meetings, preparing motions and minutes, voting requirements; and other corporate formalities required by the company’s bylaws, operating agreement or by law. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Startup Activities – A Financial Perspective

Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Take a break during your lunch and join this 5-week webinar series for a financial journey to learn: o   (10/2) Choosing the Business Entity – Your New Business or Time for a Change o   (10/9) Startup Activities – A Financial Perspective o   (10/16) Managing the Business Finances o   (10/23) Financial Tools and Reports o   (10/30) Understanding the Story Behind the Numbers and Potential Red Flags     Webinar - Startup Activities – A Financial Perspective (10/9) Have the idea for the…

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Plan de Negocio Simplificado Webinar

Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Este taller es ideal para que los dueños de negocios en todos los niveles aprendan cómo construir, diseñar y definir un modelo de negocio. Un modelo de negocio es lo que define un negocio y su práctica. En este taller, los asistentes aprenderán cómo definir primero su modelo de negocio. Se les presentará una plantilla de modelo de negocio como herramienta. Los temas están a continuación: - Idea de negocio a modelo de negocio. - Introducción a los modelos de…

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Webinar – Top E-commerce Metrics to Watch and How to Use Them to Drive More Sales

Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn the key E-commerce metrics you will need to grow your business. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – New Client Orientation

Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

This webinar orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all about what the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has to offer and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation and training seminars. We offer the New Client Orientation free of charge to all new clients. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Disaster Preparedness: Planning for the Best

Oct 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Thinking about the possibility of a natural or man-made disaster/event negatively impacting your business?  Taking the time to prepare before the disaster/event is critical.  Thinking through the steps to keep the business operating in an alternate location, virtually or through a combination of resources is key for business sustainability. Come ready to learn from Nicky Dare in a brief session on how prevention, preparedness and forward thinking can help prepare your business through: - Risk Management - Emergency Action - Disaster…

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Webinar – Managing the Business Finances

Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Take a break during your lunch and join this 5-week webinar series for a financial journey to learn: o   (10/2) Choosing the Business Entity – Your New Business or Time for a Change o   (10/9) Startup Activities – A Financial Perspective o   (10/16) Managing the Business Finances o   (10/23) Financial Tools and Reports o   (10/30) Understanding the Story Behind the Numbers and Potential Red Flags     Webinar - Managing the Business Finances (10/16) You may not have the financial expertise,…

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Webinar – Easy Ways to Screen Your Business Ideas

Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Have a few, several or many ideas for a business? Come ready to learn from Victor Benoun some tips on the steps you can take to help decide which ideas to explore. You’ll get the opportunity to test the tips and techniques during the webinar.   REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Explore Starting Your Home Based Business

Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This informational Webinar, will give you a good overview of what it takes to Start Your Own Home-Based Business. Having this knowledge will nurture your dream of being self-employed and doing what you want to do in life. From selecting a business and getting it registered to how to balance your home life with our work life, this introduction will help you move forward towards entrepreneurship!   REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How to Get Your Online Store Ready for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Attend this Webinar to learn key changes you will need to make to get your online store ready for the two biggest shopping days of the year.   REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Grant Writing as a Funding Resource (SBIR/STTR Programs)

Oct 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This webinar will present a brief overview of funding resources – SBIR/STTR Programs.  We will also cover best practices in developing a skillset for grant writing, how to avoid pitfalls of grant writing and resources to develop grants.   Grant writing is skill that can be learned! Grant funding provides a non-dilutive funding option for early stage technologies. With limited resources, startups bootstrap to maximize their resources.  Federal grants can serve as great resource for financial help and access to other commercialization resources…

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New Client Orientation

Oct 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
Free

This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all about what the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has to offer and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation and training seminars. We offer the New Client Orientation free of charge to all new clients. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Financial Tools and Reports

Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Take a break during your lunch and join this 5-week webinar series for a financial journey to learn: o   (10/2) Choosing the Business Entity – Your New Business or Time for a Change o   (10/9) Startup Activities – A Financial Perspective o   (10/16) Managing the Business Finances o   (10/23) Financial Tools and Reports o   (10/30) Understanding the Story Behind the Numbers and Potential Red Flags     Webinar - Financial Tools and Reports (10/23) Whether you’re starting a new business or…

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Webinar – Say What? Product Advertising and Labeling Laws

Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will introduce small business owners to the basics of California and federal advertising and labeling law. Attendees will learn the difference between truthful vs. fraudulent and misleading advertising; business “puffery”; lawful product comparisons; requirements when using terms such as “organic” and “fat free”; required disclosures for certain ingredients such as nuts and other allergens; and liability for violating advertising and labeling laws. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How to Create SEO Friendly Content for Your E-commerce Site

Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Content is king when it comes to SEO, learn how to create SEO friendly articles and blogs for your online store. REGISTER NOW

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